Give Me Liberty Street Party 2019 Liberty Village BIA

Give Me Liberty Street Party – 2019

Liberty Village BIA proudly presents its annual signature event: Give Me Liberty Street Party on June 13, 2019 at 4:00-10:00 pm on Fraser Avenue north of Liberty Street. Fraser Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor patio with over 50 VENDORS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES, as well as the TFC, Toronto Argos and the Toronto Wolfpack players, cheerleaders and mascots.

Activities include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Pet Fashion Show, sponsored by Pet Valu
  • Free-family friendly activities
  • Food, drink, music and fun for everyone!

CONTEST:

Meet us for coffee and cookies on Wednesday June 5, and Friday June 7 from 10-11am to purchase advance drink tickets and enter for a chance to win Toronto Wolfpack VIP season access (including tickets to all games for the remainder of the season and access to the VIP lounge).

 

DRINK TICKETS:

Purchase advance drink tickets 4 for $20 until June 12 at:

$6 per drink on event day

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding in Liberty Village

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding in Liberty Village

Wildflower Wedding Co. Photography


Liberty Village is a unique campus style paradise where you can find trendy young professionals with their dogs, plenty of unique cafes and restaurants. As you take in the heritage buildings, be sure to take a photo for insta before you visit the top spots for your wedding service needs. What are you looking to find? We got it! From specialized baked goods, beautiful stationary to stunning venues! It’s always good to shop and support local retailers!


Venues:
Caffino, 1185 King St W

Caffino offers a wide array of in-house services, including working with your vendors, event planners and you, to ensure that every detail is perfect. The capacity is 25 people which meshing indoor and outdoor spaces.

Mildreds, 85 Hanna Ave #104

Mildred’s as a wedding venue is an ideal choice for many! It’s ideal for a variety of event styles, including their incredible four course dinner menu with delightful passed hors d’oeuvres to start, the options of a food station and an open bar for 100 guests, and a cocktail style celebration fits up to 200 guests.

Liberty Commons, 42 Liberty St

Old meets new at Liberty Commons! Original heritage building features like wood slat elevator screens and massive wooden beams contrast with sleek geometric tile, leather banquettes and marble tabletops. The result is a space with a polished, yet casual atmosphere.

Barrel Room: 32 seated, 42 reception Drink Tank: 24 seated, 30 reception Entire Restaurant: 173 seated, 340 reception

Catering: Provisions, 109 Jefferson Ave

For the ultimate catering experience, Provisions, takes on the challenge of creating an art installation that serves as the ultimate reflection of a couple’s relationship. They believe your wedding day menu should be a representation of your love for one another. It’s all about the couple on the special day!

We Cater to You, 171 East Liberty Street, Unit #107

We Cater to You delivers amazing catering to be remembered! The company makes shopping local a priority and often works directly with farmers to get the freshest produce and meat for their dishes. The menu is diverse and expansive, so you’re sure to find a handful of dishes that suit your taste! Bonus: they do quite a few gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian plates, making it easy to find options for your guests with dietary restrictions.

Cake design: For the Love of Cake, 171 East Liberty Street, Unit #117

For an Instagram-worthy dessert table, look no further! For the Love of Cake will deliver the cake of your dreams. The bakery can craft trend-forward geode cakes bursting with colour, sleek and simple monochrome cakes, whimsical cupcake towers and just about everything in between. It can even handle baking and packaging your favours, if you want to kill two birds with one stone.

Photography: 5ive15ifteen, 67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 445

For quality photographs to share with family, friends or just to post on Instagram, you’ll need a professional! 5ive15ifteen is an internationally published photography studio, specializing in weddings. Available for local and international bookings.

 

 

Stationary: Paper & Poste, 67 Mowat Ave #501

From streamlined white and gold save the dates to rustic-chic invites, the stationers here at Paper & Poste can handle it all!

 

Hair Styling Bookings: Vent Blow Dry, 51 E Liberty St #3

For brides hosting weddings too far from Vent Blow Dry Bar, stop by the day before your wedding for a deep scalp massage and wash. As many wedding hair stylists will tell you, day old hair is ideal for styling. The natural oils of your hair will help the style hold. With their two products lines, AG Hair and Moroccanoil, our stylists can help create the perfect palette for your wedding day hairstyle. In the midst of wedding planning? Click here to check one more thing off your list and inquire about their customized bridal packages.

Consultant: Let’s Party Consultants, 147 Liberty Street

Let’s Party Consultants have an eye for detail, and will make sure you have the perfect wedding of your dreams!

Registry: West Elm, 109 Atlantic Avenue

Use your registry to spice up your home! West Elm is the place to go to find chic pieces like patterned rugs, linen bedding, ornate mirrors and decorative knick knacks. Learn more!

Decor: TO Balloons, 51 Jefferson Avenue

Looking for a way to take your wedding decor to the next level? You’ve got to check out these balloons! Fun, spirited & creative – it would make the perfect photoshoot backdrop! TO Baloons will work with you to create the perfect arrangement for your event. These beautifully designed balloons will surely be a talked about hit at your wedding!

 

Jewellery: Carnabys Bespoke Jewellery , 171 E Liberty St unit 135

Looking for a custom engagement ring? Look no futher! At Carnabys you can customize many of our hand-crafted engagement rings and wedding with colour gemstones, colour diamonds and/or alternative metal options to create a ring that is perfect for your unique personality. If you wish, we can create and design a one-of-a-kind ring to your specifications, using state-of- the-art technology that brings your vision to life.

 

Other: Luxe Destination Weddings, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 140

LUXE Destination Weddings is a team of wedding experts specializing in planning destination weddings at the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts. LUXE will custom tailor your destination wedding vision and create a wedding as unique and special as every bride and groom they work with.

Liberty Village Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Liberty Village Holiday Gift Guide 2018

“WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING!!!”

Local Liberty Village shopper says, “You must stay in Liberty Village!!”

Liberty Village has everything you need for your gift giving – some of Toronto’s best coffee shops, restaurants and bars; eclectic retail shops and bakeries.

We have everything you need here! Need a gingerbread shaped like an elf? Fresh, roasted coffee beans? Homemade, vegan soap? Holiday Ugly Sweater greeting cards? You need it, we got it!

Looking for practical or fancy, quirky or classic? There are lots of options for your loved ones perfect gift! (You might even find something for yourself too!)

Liberty Village Coffee Shops

Liberty Village has a variety of coffee shops to suit any type of coffee lover!

Balzac’s Liberty Village, 43 Hanna Ave #123 

Balzac’s limited edition Winter Blend, it’s a rich and harmonious balance of sweet plum and dark chocolate notes!

Louie Craft Coffee, 1187 King St W

Louie has a specialty blend is sure to give you a morning buzz with it’s dark, chocolaty notes.

Brodflour, 8 Pardee Ave

Liberty Village newest inspiration, Brodflour – an in-house bakery and cafe brimming with coffee beans! Get a chemex to make fresh coffee at home!

Mad Batter Bakers , 135 Jefferson Ave

Treat your loved ones to Toronto’s best decorated Soft Gingerbread and Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies!

Smitten Kitten / I Have a Crush On You , 51 Jefferson Ave

Need a unique gift? Check out specialty gallery & gift shop filled with artist-designed accessories, holiday greeting cards & more!

Demo Soap, 171 East Liberty St, Suite 123

You’re a Gift Giving Genius and that’s why you get the perfect present at Demo Soap – soap for all – flavours range from sweet and fruity to woodsy and complex, in many forms like doughnuts and giant fortune cookies.

West Elm , 109 Atlantic Ave

From home decor, bedding to kitchen supplies, West Elm has you covered this Holiday season! Stuck on a gift? Who doesn’t love a scented candle or a comfy chair?

Carnabys Bespoke Jewellery , 171 E Liberty St #135

Treat your loved one to a beautiful piece of jewellery! What about these – triplets, sister stack rings in 14kt yellow gold or a bespoke ring for the one you love!

Running Room , 61 Hanna Ave #1

Last minute shoppers – run here to get your gifts for that fitness enthusiast in your life.

Ohlindawear Boutique , 171 E Liberty St #121

This says it all – from gymwear to swimwear!

Smoothwax Bar, 110 Atlantic Ave

Skincare never goes out of style!  That’s why you have to visit Smoothwax Bar this  Holiday season.

Cures Beaute , 171 E Liberty St unit 141

Pedi – mani, facial, polish, massage, spa day and gift cards! Just saying…  

B Suite Salon & Spa ,  132 Atlantic Ave

Deliver performance, strength and longevity this holiday season – give the gift of great hair with KEVIN.MURPHY products.

Pet Valu , 1176 King St W

Premium natural treats, and toys galore, nothing but the best for our four legged friends. They would be happy to play in the gift wrap, but even naughty pets deserve a little treat, how can you say no to that face?

 

Organic Garage, 42 Hanna Ave

This holiday season, make sure you’re giving the real ones in your life a gift made with real ingredients!

Love Me Do , 79-50 Lynn Williams St.

Advent calendar goodies, stocking stuffers or little somethings to show you’re thinking of them, Love Me do can help!

Results of Blog To’s Best of Toronto Announced

 

The results are here for the Blog Toronto’s Best of Toronto awards!  Happy to announce Liberty Village winners!

Category: Best Beer Selection

The Craft Brasserie & Grille

They have an amazing selection of 120 brews on tap!

Category: Best Organic Grocery Store  

Organic Garage

Great options from sustainable sushi, self-serve custom tea, cold brew coffee, kombucha & everyday produce!

 

 

 

 

Toronto Sun Features Liberty Village

Toronto Sun Features Liberty Village

We’re proud to share Liberty Village was featured in the Toronto Sun. Not only is Liberty a great place to live but also to work & play!

The Toronto Sun includes some Liberty Village favourites:

Read more:

Toronto Sun Article 

Give Me Liberty Village Part 1: 0721TS0SH001

Give Me Liberty Village Part 2: 0721TS0SH00

Explore Liberty Village for yourself!

 

Give Me Liberty Street Party 2018

Give Me Liberty Street Party 2018:

The 15th Anniversary of the Give Me Liberty Street Party on June 14th was an outstanding success!  To commemorate this milestone, the event started with Councillor Mike Layton hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Give Me Liberty Street Party continues to grow. We had more than 58 vendors and 1000 + attendees this year! Vendors booths included Liberty Village restaurants, retailers, personal services and banks.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mike Layton

 

Roland Canada
Liberty Commons

 

 

A special thank you to our Platinum Partners who help to make this and other Liberty Village BIA events and activities possible throughout the year:

AND, a very big shout out to our Give Me Liberty Sponsors. THANK YOU!!

Players and cheerleaders from our Toronto Champion Sports Teams were all there —

TFC with the MLS Cup; the Toronto Argonauts and their cheerleaders; as well as the Toronto Wolfpack and their newly named mascot, “Jefferson”. We truly appreciate each team taking the time to mingle and take photos with the crowds. Thank you to all for their participation in making the event special one!

 

Toronto Football Club
Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Wolfpack

A new addition to the Give Me Liberty Event this year was the Pet Fashion Show sponsored by Pet Valu Liberty Village. We extended an invitation to all neighbourhood pets to represent their furry friends in Liberty Village, and they did not disappoint. Liberty Village judges picked their Top 3 Best Dressed Pets and they were awarded with a prize from Pet Valu Liberty Village. They all looked amazing, and each one got a prize for participating!

Buttonnoses
Local participant, Quincy!

 

Give Me Liberty was lucky to have two talented musical performers: Kayla Diamond and Cassie Dasilva.

 

Cassie Dasilva, an emerging artist from Ontario, opened the show. She released her first single “Welcome to My Castle”, on Universal Music Canada. And, Toronto’s own singer-songwriter Kayla Diamond, headlined the show. She performed her debut single “Carnival Hearts” which is a Top 40 hit across Canada; and her latest single, “What You’re Made Of,” cracked the Top 20 and continues to climb!

Cassie Dasilva
Kayla Diamond

Give Me Liberty 2018 was a very special event! From everyone at the Liberty Village BIA, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers, vendors and participants – everyone who helped to make this event a success. We are looking forward to next year!

Give Me Liberty Street Party 2018 Liberty Village BIA

Give Me Liberty Street Party 2018

Liberty Village BIA proudly presents its annual signature event: Give Me Liberty Street Party on June 14, 2018 at 4:00-10:00 pm on Fraser Avenue north of Liberty Street.
Give Me Liberty is celebrating its 15th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone, Councillor Mike Layton will host a ribbon cutting ceremony. Fraser Avenue will be transformed into an outdoor patio with over 100 vendors from local businesses as well as the TFC, Toronto Argos and the Toronto Wolfpack players, cheerleaders and mascots. 

Activities include:

  • Live entertainment
  • Pet Fashion Show, sponsored by Pet Valu
  • Free-family friendly activities
  • Food, drink, music and fun for everyone!

Purchase advance drink tickets until June 12 at 416-516-1723 * admin@libertyvillagebia.com

 

Thank you to our Platinum Partners:

 

Thank you to our GML sponsors:

 

Liberty Village BIA: Restaurant & Retail Committee Meeting

You are invited to the Liberty Village BIA, Restaurant & Retail Committee Meeting:

Date: Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 2:00pm

Location: Brazenhead Irish Pub, 165 E Liberty St, Toronto, ON M6K 3K4 

Topic of meeting:

  • General discussion and feedback session on initiatives the LVBIA can undertake to support our merchants.
  • Agenda will be sent by Friday April 6.
  • Please RSVP by Monday April 9th by accepting this calendar invitation.

 

If you have any questions email: executivedirector@libertyvllagebia.com or admin@libertyvillagebia.com

One of a Kind Show and Sale

Let handmade inspire a fresh start this Spring at the One of a Kind Show and Sale!

 From standout accessories to refined home goods, get to know the artisans and the inspirations behind your favourite creations!

 Don’t miss special features like Bonjour Quebec, and the Craft Drinks section. Experience inspiring fashion shows, seminars, and DIY workshops!

 Shop from over 500 makers this Easter weekend from Wednesday, March 28 – Sunday, April 1 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

 Get $3 off your ticket to #OOAKS18 when you follow the link below and discover how One of a Kind craftsmanship can brighten your new season outlook.

 Discounted Tickets: https://ooak.link/2FibLPf   

 For more information and hours visit oneofakindshow.com

Follow us at @ooak_toronto

Open Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Give Me Liberty After Work Party 2018

Mark your calendars!

Give Me Liberty
After Work Party 2018

In its 15th year, it is more than just a party! It is a way to network, discover local businesses, and celebrate our vibrant and dynamic community!
  • Thursday, June 14th, 2018
  • Want to know how to become a vendor or volunteer? Contact admin@libertyvillagebia.com!
    Stay tuned for more details!
Why not become a LVBIA Partner! The LVBIA Platinum Partnership is a year-long sponsorship for all special events and networking sessions; we also have the Give Me Liberty Premier Sponsorship  (June 14, 2018)  as well as other Special Event Sponsorship opportunities for 2018.
For more information please contact Deborah Thompson, LVBIA Executive Director at executivedirector@libertyvillagebia.com or 416-516-1723.